Baby's Only™ Cholov Yisroel Ingredients & Quality

Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Nonfat Milk, Organic High Oleic Sunflower and/or Organic High Oleic Safflower Oil, Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Ascorbate (Vit. C), Organic Soy Lecithin, Calcium Citrate, Choline Bitartrate, Organic Vanilla, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, Inositol, d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Vitamin A Palmitate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamin Hydrochloride (Vit. B1), Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin (Vit.B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Folic Acid, Phylloquinone (Vit. K1), Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenate, Biotin, Vitamin D3, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12).

Allergen Information

Contains milk, soy, and coconut ingredients

Gluten Free. Made without GMO ingredients.

No BPA used in packaging.

Carbohydrates

Brand Carbohydrate Source
Baby’s Only™ Cholov Yisroel 65% Organic Brown Rice Syrup &
35% Naturally Occurring Lactose

DHA & ARA Fatty Acids

Baby's Only Cholov Yisroel formula does not contain added DHA and ARA in the formula but does contain sufficient amounts of linoleic and linolenic fatty acids. Linoleic and linolenic acid are essential fatty acids and precursor fats from which DHA and ARA are made in the body. This means that full-term, healthy babies, children, and adults can make DHA and ARA in the body from linoleic and linolenic fatty acids.

Similac® Advance® Kosher brand uses a novel synthetic source of DHA and ARA for their formulas. Our company does not prefer the source or the extraction process for vegetarian fatty acids. The fatty acid derived from C. cohnii oil (algae) and M. alpina oil (fungus) used in the organic and conventional formulas are treated with hexane solvents, acid and bleach during processing.2 This is a common extraction process for conventional oils, but is prohibited for organic vegetable oils. We also know that these vegetarian sources, called life'sDHA™, are a relatively new/novel source of fatty acids and there may be much to learn on the efficacy of the fatty acids. For these reasons, Nature's One® developed its DHA & ARA product using egg phospholipid, which has been naturally derived and consumed by humans long before the first "chicken or the egg" riddle was posed. This supplement is being used in our Dairy with DHA & ARA formula.

Essential Fatty Acids

Brand Linoleic Acid
(per 100 kcal)
Linolenic Acid
(per 100 kcal)
Baby’s Only™ Cholov Yisroel 1000 mg 128 mg

 

Linoleic acid and linolenic acid are called essential fatty acids because the body cannot make them and they must be obtained from the foods we eat. These essential precursor fats are important for the body to convert to DHA & ARA, non-essential fatty acids that are critical to brain and eye retina development. Linoleic acid is used by the body to make ARA and linolenic acid is used to make DHA. In fact, the makers of Similac supported a study1 comparing breast fed babies to three formulas described below:

  • A formula containing no added DHA & ARA, but contained higher levels of linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid similar to Baby’s Only™ Cholov Yisroel Toddler Formula.
  • Two formulas supplemented with synthetic DHA and ARA that contained lower levels of linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid.

 

The results of this study did NOT support adding synthetic DHA & ARA to formula that contained the higher levels of linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid.  The synthetic DHA & ARA used to supplement Similac® Advance® Kosher formulas are treated with hexane solvents, acid and bleach during the manufacturing process.  For parents who prefer a formula supplemented with a natural form of DHA & ARA, the DHA and ARA in Baby’s Only Organic®  Dairy with DHA & ARA formula is derived from egg yolks.  The DHA and ARA are obtained by  using a USDA National Organic Program allowed extraction process without the use of harsh chemicals.

1. Austed, N. et al, "Growth and development in term infants fed long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids: A double-masked, randomized, parallel, prospective, multivariate study," Pediatrics (108); 2:372-381.

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